BURLINGTON - Kathryn Marie Buchanan Gant, 31, of Burlington, died June 10 from a tragic car accident. She was born Sept. 14, 1979, in Council Grove, to Joe and Rita (Murphy) Buchanan. Katie attended Council Grove Elementary, Middle and High School. She graduated from Ft. Hays State in 2002, with an associate's degree in radiology technology and a bachelor's degree in medical diagnostic imaging.
HOISINGTON - Velma Rose "Grammy" Graves, 92, died June 11 at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born May 27, 1919, at Horace, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Huddleston) Moore. On April 23, 1939, she married James Lloyd Graves in Sharon Springs. He died on Sept. 14, 1975. A resident of Hoisington since 1942, coming from Tribune, she worked for Clara Barton Hospital as a nurse's aide.
MIAMI (AP) - Good thing LeBron James had that big party when he arrived here last summer.
MIAMI (AP) - For Dirk Nowitzki, the resume is complete. He's an NBA champion.
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is pleased to announce that Daniel Stevens has joined the company as a Transmission Engineer I in Great Bend. Daniel joined Sunflower on June 1. He will perform professional engineering work to evaluate the distribution operations as well as maintenance processes and procedures. He will also provide appropriate support to achieve the lowest cost and most reliable and environmentally sound electric transmission and distribution possible.
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Mortar Board chapter inducts 48 new members, two honorary members Forty-eight University of Kansas students have been initiated into Mortar Board, a senior honor society.
Tabor College has announced that 200 of its students have been named to the Dean's List for their accomplishments for the Spring '11 semester.
The Fuller Brush Company is pleased to announce that Martin Brack has joined the company as Manufacturing/Design Engineer, effective June 1. Mr. Brack is originally from Albert. He completed high school at Otis-Bison. After completing a Bachelors degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Kansas State University, Martin was employed as an Application Engineer in Valley, Neb., where his duties included design and development of tools, parts and systems used in irrigation. Martin will be providing much needed assistance and support to Fuller's engineering department.
Visitors to the annual summer festival in Lee's Summit, Mo., on June 3 and 4 were treated to a flash mob dance performance by more than 50 staff and members of the local Jazzercise fitness center. The flash mobs were to raise awareness for Alzheimer's Disease in a fun manner.
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The Great Bend Class of '76 will be having their 35 year class reunion Labor Day weekend 2011. A family day planned on Sept. 3, first taking a tour of Brit Spaugh Zoo and then immediately after a tour of GBHS to see the amazing changes that have taken place over the years. The dinner and dance will be that evening. For more information and/or if you know how to contact any of the people listed below, contact GBHS Class of '76, Kim Ruble Hekele, 1184 NE 90 Ave, Claflin, KS 67525 or register on http://www.gbhsclassof1976.webs ...
League of Women Voters of Great Bend will hold the monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, at The Club at Stone Ridge. Lunch will be from the menu. The program will be provided by Lily Akings who will be discussing the high incidence of teen pregnancy. The luncheon is informal and time will be allowed for discussion from the floor. The public is invited to attend and participate in the discussion.
HOUSTON - James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.
To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
ST. JOHN - The St. John-Hudson High School boys' golf team won its own invitational on Wednesday.
LARNED - While most of the world is focused on the Oscar Pistorius murder trial (What is it about a guy that runs on blades instead of feet that creates so much interest?) a lot is happening that might escape you.
When Cathy Estes reviews new information about autism, it is obvious to her that "something is very wrong."
HOISINGTON - The Central Plains High School Oilers tennis team placed first at the Hoisington Invitational on April 10, with a total of 28 team points - 12 points over second-place Scott City in the four-team tournament.
The Great Bend Recreation Commission will host "Gardens For Our Varying Climate" from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St. This free Stop 'N Learn program will be presented by Alicia Boor, Barton County agriculture and natural resource agent.
The seventh Annual Barton Foundation Sporting Clay Shoot scheduled for May 4 has been canceled due to the fire in the dining hall at Camp Aldrich this past weekend.
ELLINWOOD - Teresa "Toni" Batchman, 87, died April 17, 2014, at Hospice House in Hutchinson. She was born Jan. 19, 1927, at Milwaukee, Wis. Toni graduated from Colorado Springs High School. She married Vernon Batchman on Aug. 5, 1944, at Colorado Springs, Colo. He died Jan. 29, 1995. An Ellinwood resident since 1944, she was a homemaker and artist.
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,329 gas outlets in Kansas. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59.
PHILADELPHIA – Just a few years ago, the region's refineries were on life support, hurt by high prices of oil imported from foreign countries. Now, they're humming again with the daily deliveries of domestic crude in mile-long trains.
The first ever Hoisington Antique Tractor Pull contest will be held starting a 1 p.m. on April 27 in Hoisington, south of the railroad tracks.
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